Shahriar Heidari, a member of the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said that US is a source of pirates and terrorists, as evidenced by the incident, for which Iran will file a complaint with the relevant authorities.
Heidari accused Washington of violating maritime regulations and international conventions. Such provocative actions, he added, only lead to increased tensions and danger to shipping.
Countries with U.S. bases in the area, he said, should know that the aim of these forces is to create destabilization in the region.
In another part of his remarks, he praised the naval division of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps which prevented the hijacking of the Iranian tanker.
Washington sought to show power, but came out humiliated, he pointed out.